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Old 04-21-2010, 09:55 PM   #15
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As a reminder, it is important to always get a copy of your alignment specs, All you have to do is ask for it up front.

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Thanks, Forgot to mention that. I did get mine.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:25 PM   #16
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:37 AM   #17
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I plan of having a alignment done when i get my first oil change. Does it cost anything to have it done?
Just had an alignment done at my Dealer for $89 - I was swapping out the winter Bridgestones/rims for the summer Pirellis/RS rims and thought it was a good idea after the rough winter we had in the northeast plus at 9300 miles so far. The service manager said the car was still in near spec alignment.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:20 PM   #18
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Just had an alignment done at my Dealer for $89 - I was swapping out the winter Bridgestones/rims for the summer Pirellis/RS rims and thought it was a good idea after the rough winter we had in the northeast plus at 9300 miles so far. The service manager said the car was still in near spec alignment.
Saying "till in near spec alignment....." is like saying you are half pregnant. LOL

I say this becuase the spec tolerances are quite large and you Camaro can handle differently with different specs within the OE specs. You shoul always get a copy of your alignment specs before and after

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:13 PM   #19
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Well after having put 2500 miles on BB (Blue Banshee) I began to notice a slight pull to the left. Took it in and they found the alignment was off a fair bit. Had to much toe in on the drivers rear and toe out on the drivers front. Took it for a small trip and it really felt better. I don't seem to have to keep as much of a grip on the wheel. Didn't even realize that I was holding on and keeping a small amount of right steer into the wheel. Can tell the difference now though, I was constantly trying to turn right when driving after I had it checked.

The real tip off was I could see a little bit of feathering on the outside edges of the tires. Might be a good thing for others to look into, just to make sure you don;t have an issue also. Just a little FYI for Ya'all
I heard about OEM alignments potentially being off at the factory and had my alignment checked when I first got it.

Guess what? It was off. Best $40.00 I spent given the expense of tires.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:19 PM   #20
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I got my alignment after i did the toe bars, trailing arms and springs. Had a performance alignment done at the dealer. about 1* of camber on all 4 corners. Man, it sticks. Cost me $99 for a 4 wheel.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:27 AM   #21
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OE alignments and in the green range alignments are by Pedders standards not alignments. It is not unusual for the green range to be a full degree as in the right front 0 camber left front .75 degrees and they are both in the GREEN range and good to go

That is why Mike is suggesting you get a print out for your alignment. As an enthusiast, when you ask for an alignment make certain you discuss with your technician what you will accept for a final result. Be prepared to pay bit more for your alignment because it will take more time to get the specs thistight.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:21 PM   #22
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Even factory alignment specs have a prefferd setting.Just because it is within the factory range doesn't mean it is right.I have fixed many alignment problems that where within factory specs,but still didn't handle properly.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:57 PM   #23
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Have the amount of wieght in the the car that you normally have when driving. Ask if you can set in the car as they do the allignment.
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